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Come Clean September 2, 2014

  • 1 Come Clean 3:12 Lyrics

    Come Clean - Lyrics

    The Buddha sat for 7 years under a tree watching the river wash him clean
    John the Baptist told Jesus to wade in the stream so he could wash him clean
    And I am listening

    Come sit down this kitchen table is made of Shaker wood, it is strong and has a spirit running through it
    Give me details of your life and I will pour the wine, maybe we will find ‘in vino veritas’
    Come clean, come clean, come clean, come clean with me

    At times I feel alone, so I peek through your window
    If we threw them wider we might ask: why are we hiding?

    The Buddha had a wife and child, lived a life of luxury
    Jesus knew a woman, defended thugs and thieves
    You have lived and loved your way, made your own mistakes
    But who am I to judge? I’ve lived the same way
    Come clean, come clean, come clean, come clean with me

    At times I feel alone, so I peek through your window
    If we threw them wider we might ask: why are we fighting?

    If you trust me you’ll find trust, love me you’ll find love, I’ll tear down my defenses
    It doesn’t matter if we’re friends, enemies, lovers, or countries
    Just come clean, come clean, come clean with me

  • 2 Still 3:45 Lyrics

    Still - Lyrics

    The sea breeze is blowing so hard I feel the salt in this city gloom
    It gusts through the windows, swirls and it eddies, blows open the door to my room
    You are lying in bed, but not in the bed in my room
    Still, still, still I can feel you

    The waves are a constant, tumbling, turning anything dropped in the pool
    shells turn to sandbars, stone to gravel, and glass to glittering jewels
    The moon is pulling the tide, pulling on me and you
    Still, still, still I can feel you

    My street is so quiet, this late at night
    The houses stand sentinel as I walk by street lamp light
    You drive home in your car, while I pause on my stoop

    Remember the time before this storm set in?
    There was nothing we could not weather
    Now we’re weaving and bobbing on uncharted water
    Where do we begin? Where do we go from here?
    Now the ocean is crazy, doing it’s same thing over and over again
    It needs a new motion, change in direction, learn a new step for it’s dance
    You are sitting right here, not even touching my hand
    Still, still, still I can feel you

  • 3 Happy Girl 3:52 Lyrics

    Happy Girl - Lyrics

    I am happy girl, I am a happy girl
    And though sometimes I get sad, I am a happy girl

    I have an open heart, I have an open heart
    And though sometimes I feel bad, I have an open heart

    And I love this world, even when it hurts
    I am a happy girl, I am a happy girl

    I have a peaceful soul, I have a peaceful soul
    And though sometimes I get mad, I have a peaceful soul

    I have quiet mind, I have a quiet mind
    And though sometimes I react, I have a quiet mind

    And I love this world, even when it hurts
    I am a happy girl, I am a happy girl

    And I love this world, even when it hurts
    I am happy girl, I am a happy girl, I am a happy girl
    And though sometimes I get sad, I am a happy girl

  • 4 Abigail 4:34 Lyrics

    Abigail - Lyrics

    Abigail is four years old and she starts kindergarten in two weeks
    She’ll talk to you if she’s able, when she’s shy she smiles and shows her cheeks
    I am pleased to meet you Abigail
    She ate dinner at the table next where I stood to sing and play
    She wrote a note to thank me for the music but she could not spell her name
    I am proud of my friend Abigail
    Oh, Abigail I hope to sing and dance and play
    I hope you learn to find your dreams, live them every day
    because Abigail there’s a big, big world out there
    “I was shy once, just like you” it was the best that I could say
    hoping she would understand that she wouldn’t always feel this way
    And that I had faith in my friend Abigail
    “I like you” she said to me, in her small, quiet steady way
    “I like you too” I responded, barely breathing as she held my gaze
    And now I hug good-bye Abigail
    Oh, Abigail I hope to sing and dance and play
    I hope you learn to find your dreams, live them every day
    because Abigail there’s a big, big world out there
    Slowly I packed up my guitar, headed on my way
    When halfway down the block I heard a small voice call out my name
    And there she stood, my friend Abigail
    She came back to say good-bye, she came back one more time,
    she came back to say good-bye to me again
    Oh, Abigail I hope you sing and dance and play
    I hope you learn to find your dreams, live them every day
    oh Abigail there’s a big, big world
    Abigail I hope you sing and dance and play
    I hope you learn to find your dreams, live them every day
    because Abigail there’s a big, big love
    Abigail there’s a big, big love
    Abigail there’s a big, big love, a big love inside of you

  • 5 Before I Go Home 4:13 Lyrics

    Before I Go Home - Lyrics

    There were words in your glance
    On my back I felt your hands
    There was intention I had not known
    I will find you before I go home

    There was a frost out on the lawn
    There was gooseflesh that was on my arms
    I was outside, but you were warm
    I will find you before I go home

    I was lost but now you're found
    I may be far but not for long
    There may be mountains then I will climb
    Just keep in mind

    That I will run, and I will hide
    It just might take me some time
    Because I am water but you are stone
    And I will find you before I go home
    Honey, I will find you before I go home

  • 6 Paris 3:56 Lyrics

    Paris - Lyrics

    I’m going to spend all my nights in Paris
    I’m going to stroll out along the Seine
    I’m going to watch the moon hovering over the Louvre
    See the sun come up by Notre Dame

    I’m going to spend all my nights in Paris
    See the lights from an Eiffel Tower view
    I want to sip un café on the Champs-Elysees
    Send all my postcards back to you

    Remember when we came to Paris
    We took our vacation in Versailles
    We drank champagne down in Champagne
    For the holidays we found that Nice is nice!

    Now I spend all my nights in Paris
    I’m going to stroll out along the Seine
    I’m going to watch the moon hovering over the Louvre
    See the sun come up by Notre Dame

    Sometimes later on when I lie awake at night
    You slip into my thoughts and in my dreams
    And I will think about the life we never had
    And it won’t remotely bother me

    That you left me here in Paris
    Well, now I’ve chosen to live abroad
    You can leave the girl in Paris
    But you cannot make her feels she’s lost

    Now I’ll spend all my nights in Paris
    And stroll out along the Seine
    I’m going to watch the moon hovering over the Louvre
    See the sun come up by Notre Dame
    Je vais regarder la lune planant au-dessus du Louvre
    Et voir le soleil se lever par Notre Dame

  • 7 Make It Last 4:52 Lyrics

    Make It Last - Lyrics

    Let’s make it last all night, until the morning light
    Let’s make it real, because I want to feel so right

    You healed the dark red scars on my heart
    I know that you wouldn’t want them torn back apart
    Your honesty is not lost on me
    I’ll let you go, but it won’t be easy

    Let’s make it last all night, until the morning light
    Let’s make it real, because I want to feel so right
    If it’s the last time

    Why do I feel so young and green
    It isn’t the first time I’ve let go of my dream
    Truth is, I know you are not meant for me
    Still it’s hard to see you leave

    … all night, until the morning light
    Let’s make it real, because I want to feel so right
    If it’s the last time, let’s make it last

    There’s a beautiful golden light
    I see it shining through this darkest night
    I’ll find some ease in the sweet, blue midnight
    So before you take flight, let’s make it last

    The colors all blend into one
    Dark red, midnight blue, green, and gold
    Maybe I’m afraid of the future unknown
    So while I still have you here to hold
    …all night, until the morning light
    Let’s make it real, because I want to feel so right
    If it’s the last time, let’s make it last

  • 8 Make You Mine 3:22 Lyrics

    Make You Mine - Lyrics

    What if I told you then that I loved you? If I went back in time
    And told you then that I loved you, could I make you mine?

    The night we met I caught you lookin’, as I noticed you looked away
    Later that same night I called out to say goodbye,
    you ran straight up and looked me in the eye

    What if I told you then that I loved you? If I went back in time
    And told you then that I loved you, could I make you mine?

    That time you drove me back from New York City, it took all night in your van
    you told me that our talking had kept you from smoking,
    better than drugs is what I am
    What if I told you then that I loved you? If I went back in time
    And told you then that I loved you, could I make you mine?

    Late night drinking on your birthday, you asked if I would stay
    maybe I should’ve known you never would be bolder,
    but baby why don’t you try me when you’re sober
    What if I told you then that I loved you? If I went back in time
    And told you then that I loved you, could I make you mine?

    So I love you…now you know, seeing you reminds me all the more
    Never thought I would but someone told me that I should,
    because you never, ever know
    What if I told you then that I loved you? If I went back in time
    And told you then that I loved you, could I make you mine?

  • 9 Sympathy 4:44 Lyrics

    Sympathy - Lyrics

    Opulent endings, faith-filled beginnings, you haven’t had for a while
    Not since the voices, they’ve cut you to pieces, can’t trust your own mind
    Keeping things in order, you’re in control at last
    Of the ghosts from your childhood you never could get past, get past

    I can feel what you’re sending from miles away, my heart here is aching in misery
    I can feel what you’re sending from miles away, my heart’s resonating in sympathy

    As kids we were different, I was the shy one, you that outspoken clown
    Today I go boldly across this country, while you’re afraid to drive downtown
    Keeping things in order, you’re in control at last
    Of the ghosts from your childhood you never could get past, get past

    I can feel what you’re sending from miles away, my heart here is aching in misery
    I can feel what you’re sending from miles away, my heart’s resonating in sympathy

    I thought of you this morning, how years have passed, my breath caught in my throat
    But you’re still here with the living, I still have a chance, before you choose to go
    Keeping things in order, you’re in control at last
    Of the ghosts from your childhood you never could get past, get past

    I can feel what you’re sending from miles away, my heart here is aching in misery
    Can’t you feel what I’m sending from miles away, my heart’s resonating in sympathy

  • 10 This World 4:02 Lyrics

    This World - Lyrics

    I’m grateful to the mountains for reminding me I’m small
    And showing me the way to hold my head up tall
    I’m humbled before nature painting picture perfect scenes
    On this canvas that we live in that is constantly changing
    I love this world, this world
    I love this whole, this whole wide world
    I’m grateful to the paper and the pen with which I write
    Being midwife to my thoughts and bringing them to life
    I’m humbled by the muses who’ve given me the songs
    That helped me through my days, made the nights seem not so long
    I love this world this world
    I love this whole, this whole wide world
    I’m grateful to my parents for bringing me to Earth
    My family, friends and lovers for showing me what my life is worth
    I’m humbled by this moment, as it’s all we ever have
    And the power that’s within it can give us peace
    Peace at last
    I love this world this world
    I love this whole, this whole wide world

  • 11 Let Me Remember It 5:31 Lyrics

    Let Me Remember It - Lyrics

    Well I’m lonely and I’m tired, and I’m giving up the fight in my head
    I’m grounded and I’m surrounded by the beauty I know I’ll forget
    So please this time, oh God this time, oh this time please
    let me remember it
    Well I’m lonely and I’m happy and I’m letting go of things I regret
    I’m simple and I’m single, yet I’m getting all that life has to give
    So please this time, oh God this time, oh this time please
    let me remember it
    Now I’m driving through a valley with the Mississippi shining like glass
    I watch a baby spider spin his home between my window and my dash
    Jeff Buckley is on the radio, showing me the way out of the past
    Now I see you, and you’re smiling, and you listen to the words that I say
    And I’m happy because I am surrounded by the beauty that is everything
    So please this time, oh God this time, oh this time please
    let me remember it

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Stream of Concrete November 1, 2008

  • 1 Your Story 4:18 Lyrics

    Your Story - Lyrics

    Did you see the subtle hues of blue in that city sky sunset?
    Can you hear the buzz of so many human beings building a life in that rundown neighborhood?
    Children on sidewalks and men in Mercedes, and each of them reaching out
    You’re at the top of this 2-story parking lot swaying to the rhythm, you swear you can feel it sway

    You tell it to the judge, confess it to your priest, give it to the ones you love at least
    Open up your mouth and let it out, let it out. This is your story.

    A bell tower chimes the end of the hour, a siren wails saying “life is so precious, life is so precious”
    Somebody asks you what if you fail? What is your backup plan,
    who’s gonna save your ass, who’s gonna save you?

    You tell it to the judge, confess it to your priest, give it to the ones you love at least
    Open up your mouth and let it out, let it out. This is your story.

    Down on the street corner voices rise up from the Baptist church
    Words of the Lord being sung on high
    by a gospel choir, and you swear, you swear you can feel them pray, why don’t you pray with them

    And tell it to the judge, confess it to your priest, give it to the ones you love at least
    Open up your mouth and let it out, let it out. This is your story.

  • 2 Bullet Proof Vest 3:42 Lyrics

    Bullet Proof Vest - Lyrics

    Hey you with your bullet proof vest, a heart open wide, still clutched to your chest
    Do you want to be on the next TV living out your life in front of everybody?
    Hey you with your bullet proof vest, don’t let me down, no I don’t want to rest
    Let’s dance ‘til the night wears thin, giddy from being tired, maybe you’ll let me in

    Because we almost had it all, we almost had a good one,
    We almost had it, but no big deal I know there’s something bigger than this

    One night on a hot moon day, beautiful light coming from the city
    People loud and drinking outside, they didn’t know we could see them from the window
    While we’re running around our heads, spitting out the truth as well as anybody could
    You smile and look in my eyes for a long time

    Because we almost had it all, we almost had a good one,
    We almost had it, but no big deal I know there’s something bigger than this

    Now I’m asking are you real? Was it good for you? Did you find out how you feel,
    Feel about me?

    Here I am on a hot moon day, living out my life in front of everybody
    This time, well, I guess you win, but then we’ll see, then we’ll see

    Hey, hey, I know there’s something bigger
    Hey, hey, I know there’s more
    Hey, hey, I know there’s something bigger
    Hey, hey, I know there’s more
    I know there’s more,
    I know there’s more,
    I know there is

  • 3 Mr. Moon 3:52 Lyrics

    Mr. Moon - Lyrics

    Mr. Moon what’s new with you?
    It’s been a long time since we sat and shared the view
    Mr. Moon I’ve been okay,
    When you’ve been gone I’ve had the stars to light my way
    Mr. Moon I do proclaim
    There’s a boy who’s gone and stolen my heart away
    What can I do when I’ve been a fool?
    I believed my own lies, even told you they were true

    Is there only one for each of us?
    Could I miss my chance at happiness?
    And when it’s time to make my choice will you be here
    To help me see it through?


    Is there only one for each of us?
    Could I miss my chance at happiness?
    And when it’s time to make my choice will you be here
    To help me see it through?

    Well my wish is true
    I’ve made my choice and now
    the rest is up to you

  • 4 Stream Of Concrete 3:41 Lyrics

    Stream Of Concrete - Lyrics

    I am driving in my car, feel the sunshine on my arm
    Watching mountains, rolling over on and on
    As I follow these white lines, I find my freedom on the inside
    Soon you’ll see me out there dancing in the sun

    Take me out of this city, ‘cause I just wanna drive
    And feel the constant stream of concrete underneath my tires

    I am worthy of your love, worthy of being understood
    Worthy of you having no one else you think of
    I am worthy of this place, worthy of seeing on your face
    The look as your eyes fill up with happiness

    Take me out of this city, ‘cause I just wanna drive
    And feel the constant stream of concrete underneath my tires

    I am worthy of my dreams, worthy of struttin’ out in high heels
    Worthy of having you believe in me
    So sign me up for this next chance, never mind the circumstance
    All I wanna do is get out there and dance, dance, dance

    So take me out of this city ‘cause I just wanna drive
    And feel the constant stream of concrete underneath my tires
    Take me out of this city, ‘cause I just wanna drive, and drive, drive, drive
    And feel the constant stream of concrete underneath my,
    Underneath my, underneath my tires

  • 5 Tongue Tied 4:04 Lyrics

    Tongue Tied - Lyrics

    I have nothing to offer you, just my voice, this song and my love that goes on
    Tell me that I am crazy, I’ve done this before opened up and showed you my heart
    And you, baby, you just watched

    Now it’s late were drunk and I
    notice your eyes are close to mine my
    mouth opens up to speak and I find no words are coming
    ‘cause tongue-tied is all I ever am with you
    tongue-tied is all I ever really am with you

    Show me that you are happy with the way things are and I’ll try to convince my heart
    It’s not retreating until there’s some kind of follow through
    Poetry deems there is beauty in the truth and baby it’s true
    that I care for you

    Now it’s late we’re drunk and I
    notice your eyes are close to mine my
    mouth opens up to speak and I
    now it’s late we’re drunk and I
    notice your eyes are close to mine my
    mouth opens up to speak and I say
    won’t you take a risk this time and just kiss me
    ‘cause tongue-tied is all I want to be with you
    tongue-tied is all I ever really want to be with you
    I’m tongue-tied

    I have everything to offer you, I have everything to offer you
    I have everything to offer you with my voice, this song and my love that goes, goes on
    I’m tongue-tied

  • 6 Don't Let Me Down 5:14 Lyrics

    Don't Let Me Down - Lyrics

    I cried for you today, but what’s the use in crying anyway,
    When these tears they don’t heal a loss that was never found?
    And this ache for someone I have never met doesn’t fade
    Well, if I haven’t found you yet, what’s it gonna take?

    So how can I trust what I cannot see?
    And Believe in things I only feel?
    And Angels won’t you please come down here and surround me?

    And Don’t let me down, don’t let me down
    Don’t let me down this time, this time

    All those times that I loved so hard I broke my own heart
    It hasn’t brought me to where you are.
    And all those times that I gave ‘cause I believe giving is what it’s really all about
    It hasn’t brought me to where you are.

    So how can I trust what I cannot see?
    And Believe in things I only feel?
    And Angels won’t you please come down here and surround me?

    And Don’t let me down, don’t let me down
    Don’t let me down this time
    Don’t let me down, and don’t let me down
    don’t let me down this time

    But if I give up control, hand over everything I know,
    and open wide my heart as far as it will go

    Don’t let me down, don’t let me down
    Don’t let me down this time, this time
    And Don’t let me down, and don’t let me down
    Don’t let me down this time, this time

  • 7 Time Is Yelling 4:09 Lyrics

    Time Is Yelling - Lyrics

    Time is yelling ‘I don’t run counter-clockwise.
    Best go spending me on what matters,
    Turn off your mind, stop the chatter’

    Life is laughing like we’ve got our heads on backwards
    ‘When you gonna wake up, stop being slackers
    And jump off that lame train of thought?’

    You can follow that voice even if it scares you
    This place can be heaven if we want it to

    The devil’s smiling like he owns our souls
    ‘Bet high boys they’re in for the long haul,
    They don’t know any better.
    Their ignorance is bliss, but I’ll play my own tricks.
    This place could be my heaven, if you catch my drift.’

    So follow that voice, even if it scares you
    This place can be heaven if we want it to

    Time is yelling ‘I don’t run counter-clockwise.
    Best go spending me on what matters,
    Turn off your mind, stop the chatter’

    Follow that voice even if it scares you
    This place can be heaven if we want it to
    You can follow that voice, follow that voice

    Time is yelling…
    If we want it to…

  • 8 God May Forgive You 3:56 Lyrics

    God May Forgive You - Lyrics

    Favorite teacher, younger than the rest
    School girl crush, just like my friends
    So handsome, so kind, so attentive and so wise

    A long kept secret between a girl and a man
    God may forgive you but I never can

    Walking through the morning halls
    See you watch behind a glass wall
    Offer your help, my cheeks flush
    ‘Why don’t you stop by after class?’

    A long kept secret between a girl and a man
    God may forgive you but I never can

    Sun rises, rivers flow
    Wonder where a childhood goes?
    Wonder if you thought you were right?
    Wonder if you sleep at night…

    A long kept secret between a girl and a man
    Why would I keep it, just a part of your plan?
    God may forgive you and I won’t understand
    God may forgive you but I never can

  • 9 Come Home 4:20 Lyrics

    Come Home - Lyrics

    That picture that I drew of you, your nickname down below it, reminds me of you at eighteen
    When I was only 12 years old, you were then my favorite, the coolest and the kindest one to me
    My first attempt at colored pencil, crayons left behind me, wanting to impress you with my skill
    The nostrils were my favorite part, a perfect reproduction, thinking of it makes me laugh still

    You were the kind one when the others would be laughing
    You took the time to hang out when I felt alone
    Won’t you come home

    I put the skinny lines in a silver frame, presented it on your birthday
    Soon you would be taking off for school
    The picture went up on your wall just in case I missed you
    ‘cause when you left I moved into your room

    It never crossed my mind one day I would feel this way
    I never understood what changed while you were gone
    Won’t you come home

    There were letters written I was just too young to read
    Things were said I could not hear, secrets kept from me
    Now these days I’ve become the keeper of our family
    Making it my goal to make us whole

    The picture’s still there on the wall, last time I went to visit
    Reminding me of everything you left
    I wonder do you miss those days, sometimes I catch a glimpse
    Of the way we were back then, when

    You were the kind one when the others would be laughing
    You took the time to hang out when I felt alone
    I’ve got my pencils out I’m drawing you another picture
    Won’t you come home
    Come home, come home

  • 10 Holiday 5:12 Lyrics

    Holiday - Lyrics

    We were the only ones there in that 2 foot square at the cheesy crowded college bar
    on a Thanksgiving night
    You said you loved art, you said you loved music and since we were drunk,
    that you loved me too
    It’s just me and you on this holiday

    So we bitched about relationships ‘cause neither of us had others of significance,
    that was why we were there
    You said that my voice blew you away,
    I really didn’t know what to say, so I bought you a beer
    It’s just you and me on this holiday

    Life can seem unfair and it’s too short to care about the shit that keeps you up at night
    And I wonder can we really ever help each other, I think we might

    Late at night, 4am and there’s that familiar phone call again
    You’re drunk-dialing me up
    Yeah I will say that it bugs me, secretly I’m flattered you call me
    The subject this time is being an artist, living in our family, insecurity
    And how it sucks to be us
    So I switch it to affirmations and you actually listen to my positive thinking
    and that’s how I know you love me for real…not just because we’re family

    Life can seem unfair and it’s too short to care about the shit that keeps you up at night
    And I wonder can we really ever help each other, I think we do at night
    when we’re drunk or you’re on the phone calling me up
    or on the back porch of your studio with whiskey watching the leaves turn brown
    or in Barcelona with the locals buying us drinks we don’t know how to pronounce
    and the rain’s pouring down, ‘Una mas cerveza por favor!’

    Life can seem unfair and it’s too short to care about the shit that keeps us up at night
    And I wonder can we really ever help each other, I think we
    Life can seem unfair and it’s too short to care about the shit that keeps us up at night
    And I wonder can we really ever help each other, I think we might da, da, da, da…

  • 11 Goodnight California 3:18 Lyrics

    Goodnight California - Lyrics

    Goodnight California
    You’ve been good to me so far
    With your diamond studded water, caramel colored sun
    I felt your warmth last night, wrapped within your arms

    Goodnight California
    Your flower scented breath lingers
    So I breathe in from the right, turn and take a left
    I’ll be back someday, bringing you my best
    Good night

    Every place I leave
    Finds my heart tugging at my sleeve

    So I add myself to the stream
    To the lights of red and white flowing
    As the sun slips out of sight, it’s hard to find the might
    To admit to what I’m leaving
    Goodnight

    Goodnight California
    Goodnight California
    Goodnight California
    As the moons slides through the stars and between my sunroof bars
    I’m another person moving…
    Goodnight
    Goodnight